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William Ruckelshaus Awarded The Presidential Medal Of Freedom

OPB | Nov. 25, 2015

Northwest native William Ruckelshaus was the first administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Light At The End Of The Tunnel For Portland Harbor Superfund

OPB | Nov. 18, 2015

The Portland harbor was declared a Superfund site 15 years ago, and officials are finally close to a plan to finish cleaning up the toxic 11-mile stretch of the Willamette.

Don't Shoot Portland Member Shares Concerns About DOJ Surveillance

OPB | Nov. 17, 2015

Teressa Raiford, a member of the group Don't Shoot Portland, reacts to news that the Oregon Department of Justice compiled a dossier on at least one person who used the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter.

What Holds Us Back From Being Prepared For A Disaster?

OPB | Oct. 14, 2015

We know a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake isn't a matter of "if," but "when." So, why do we put off preparing for it?

What Is The Future Of Coastal Communities After A Megaquake?

OPB | Oct. 13, 2015

A look at what water infrastructure can tell us about the survival of coastal communities after what could be the largest natural disaster in American history.

Beetles Invade Portland Neighborhood

OPB | Aug. 13, 2015

Beetles that were released by the Oregon Department of Agriculture as a biological control agent have spread into the neighborhood beyond.

Do Firearms Belong In Emergency Preparedness Kits?

OPB | Aug. 14, 2015

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Earthquake Preparedness: What's In Your Kit?

OPB | May 19, 2015

OPB challenged four Oregon families to live off their earthquake preparedness kits for a weekend. We'll find out how the experiment went.

What Goes Into Planning An Active Shooter Drill?

OPB | May 06, 2015

How do school and law enforcement officials prepare for the worst without traumatizing students and staff?

News Roundtable: May 1, 2015

OPB | May 01, 2015

We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Department of Corrections Cutting Parenting Program For Incarcerated Mothers

OPB | Feb. 25, 2015

TUESDAY: A new documentary focuses on a unique parenting program being phased out of the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility.

Hales And Novick Reveal Street Fee Update

OPB | Nov. 10, 2014

MONDAY: We'll talk with Portland transportation commissioner Steve Novick about the latest proposal to fund maintenance and repairs to the city's streets.

Lessons For Portland From The Christchurch Earthquake

OPB | Oct. 20, 2014

MONDAY: We'll talk to the director of the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management about her fact-finding mission to Christchurch to see its response to the 2011 earthquake.

Seismic Retrofitting For Oregon Buildings

OPB | Oct. 06, 2014

MONDAY: We'll hear about how prepared Oregon buildings are to withstand a major earthquake, and which ones may be getting upgrades.

Pressure Mounts For Oregon To Use "Qualified" Interpreters For Deaf Inmates

OPB | Sept. 22, 2014

MONDAY: National advocacy groups for the deaf and hard of hearing are urging the Oregon Department of Corrections to stop using fellow inmates as interpreters.

Napa Valley Rocked By 6.1 Earthquake

OPB | Aug. 25, 2014

MONDAY: We'll explore the geology behind the quake, the emergency response, and what it all means for the Pacific Northwest.

Dam Settlement Addresses Oil And Other Pollutants

OPB | Aug. 06, 2014

WEDNESDAY: The Army Corps of Engineers has settled a lawsuit brought by Columbia Riverkeeper involving oil and other pollutants from dams. The emissions will now fall under the Clean Water Act.

What Are The Legal Hurdles For The EPA's New Carbon Regulations?

OPB | June 02, 2014

MONDAY: The Obama administration announced plans to cut coal power plant emissions by 30 percent by 2030. What legal challenges will the rules face?

Oregon Presents New Plan To Evaluate Teachers

OPB | May 01, 2014

THURSDAY: After being granted extra time to meet federal standards, a group of Oregon education professionals has drafted a new plan for how teachers are held accountable.

Measure To Create Water And Sewer Board Makes The Ballot

OPB | Feb. 11, 2014

TUESDAY: Portland voters will decide in May whether or not to transfer power from city water and sewer bureaus to an independent board.